Multani mitti, also known as Fuller’s Earth is a natural clay that is widely known for its magical effect on acne and pimples. The clay has been a beauty staple in many households in India where women rely on natural ingredients to fight skin problems. So how does multani mitti work on pimples and how to use it for best results?
Before we understand how multani mitti works on pimples, it is essential to know the root cause of pimples. Pimples are mostly caused by hormonal imbalances which trigger the production of sebum in the skin. Sebum is nothing but the oily or waxy sheen that you see on the skin. It is a strong dirt and infection magnet, that clogs the pores and attracts impurities. Clogged pores are a breeding ground for bacteria which end up causing all those pimples on the face. So by now you know that oil free, clean skin = no pimples and that’s what makes multani mitti so effective against acne and pimples.
How does Multani Mitti Work?
Multani mitti is a natural mud (hence the name mitti) that is available in the form of a fine powder. It is porous, with high absorption capabilities. On applying it on the face, it soaks up excess oil and sebum, giving you skin that is shine-free. It clears the pores and tightens them, reducing the scope of sebum production. Multani mitti is also rich in magnesium, a mineral that helps prevent acne and pimple-causing bacteria. These two qualities combined together make multani mitti for pimples very effective.
How to use Multani Mitti for Pimples
Most of us only know of the multani mitti face pack for pimples. But there are many other ways to use it as well to get glowing skin! Multani Mitti is easily available in the form of a powder and can be bought online.
As a cleanser
Forget all your highly expensive cleansers that cost a bomb since there is no better way to cleanse your skin than with natural products. Mix one part of multani mitti with two parts of chickpea flour or besan and store it in a container. Daily, take a spoon of this mix, make a paste with some water and apply it instead of your face wash or cleanser. Wash off immediately. Regular use for a week will dry up excess oil without stripping the skin away from the required moisture. With the oil gone, you will also notice a marked reduction in acne and pimples on the face. If doing this on a daily basis is time-consuming, you can also use a face wash that contains multani mitti.
We recommend Banjara’s Multani + Orange Face Wash.
As a scrub
If you have delicate, pimple-prone skin, then it is advisable to not use harsh scrubs with large granules in them. But scrubbing is still essential to remove dead skin. An easy way to scrub would be to mix one part of multani mitti with one part of oatmeal powder. Add some rose water to the mix and gently slough off the dead skin and dirt away. Do this once a week to clear up clogged pores – one of the primary causes of acne and pimples.
Pro Tip: As a spot corrector
Is a large pimple on your face worrying you no end? Here’s a smart way to banish it! Apply a small amount of multani mitti paste on the problem area every night before sleep. Within two days, it will dry out a pimple and cause it to fall off naturally!
Multani Mitti Face Packs for Pimples
Of course, this is the most widely practiced way of using multani mitti for pimples. Mix the multani mitti in water or rose water and apply the paste on the face and neck. Leave it for 10-15 minutes while it works on your pores, clearing them of excess sebum and pimple-causing bacteria. On drying, this pack can be washed away to reveal soft and supple skin. The medium in which the powder is mixed to make the multani mitti face pack can be different depending on the type of skin and the end result that you desire.
Multani mitti and Rosewater:
Use rosewater if you have dry skin. Rosewater acts as a good moisturizer and will ensure that multani mitti does not overdry your skin.
Multani mitti with Neem:
Neem is a very famous ancient protector known to have antibacterial, antiviral and antimicrobial properties. Till day, neem thrives for its capacity to wade away infections and guard you against diseases. Sadly, its goodness is often forgotten. For pimples and acne, you can combine the effectiveness of multani mitti and neem. Sun dry few neem leaves and grind them into a fine powder. Filter it and store in an airtight container. Blend together 1 teaspoon of neem leaves powder, 2 teaspoons of multani mitti, 2 drops of fresh lemon juice and rosewater to make into a thick paste. Apply this over acne and pimples, allow it to dry for 20 to 30 minutes. Wash off with cool water. You will soon notice the pimples and acne drying off. Once they have gone down, continue to use this face pack by applying it over acne prone zones, twice or thrice a week.
Multani mitti with Tea Tree Oil:
Use a drop of tea tree oil for extra power boost while using multani mitti for pimples. Tea tree oil is a strong antibacterial agent that helps keep pimple causing bacteria at bay.
Multani mitti and Turmeric:
A common unsung hero; turmeric. Fresh and pure turmeric powder is piled with antimicrobial properties that slowly, but surely work to fight acne and pimples. Mix 1 teaspoon of turmeric with 2 teaspoons of multani mitti and rosewater. Apply the paste on affected areas alone. Wash off with water followed by mild soap or cleaner (to remove the yellow turmeric stain). Can be applied on the acne prone areas every alternate day to obtain best results.
Multani mitti with Green Tea:
Use with green tea for a soothing effect on a hot summer day – the mixture cools the skin and calms any irritation. Green tea and multani mitti together will not just fight pimples but will also work wonders in rejuvenating your skin!
Multani mitti and Citrus Peel:
You are probably aware of all the wonders Vitamin C in lemon and oranges does on the skin. You will notice your skin becoming clearer and brighter. This is something that acne prone skin can use as well since citrus fruits have the tendency to regulate excess sebum production. Make citrus peel powder by sun drying orange peel and lemon peel. Grind the two together and store in an airtight container. Make a paste using 1 teaspoon of orange peel powder, 1 teaspoon of lemon peel powder, 1 tablespoon of multani mitti, ½ teaspoon of honey and required amounts of rosewater. Let the paste be in the right consistency need to cover the entire face. Your skin will have controlled sebum produced and will also get brighter. You will also notice lesser pimple outbreaks and fading acne scars.
Multani mitti and Sandalwood:
Sandalwood is another famous and (can also be said) a divine ingredient used in beauty treatments. It has the ability to make skin soft, smooth, glowing and even cures it of acne and pimples. Mix together 1 tablespoon of pure sandalwood powder, 1 tablespoon of multani mitti and adequate amount of milk to get a slightly thick paste. Use this as a face pack every alternate day or thrice a week to cure pimples. You will appreciate not just the acne free skin, but also the glowing skin sandalwood brings.
Multani mitti and Banana Peel:
Yes, you read that right. If you didn’t know already, the inside of banana peel is extremely potential in curing acne and pimples. You can make the best use of this in combination with multani mitti as face packs. Scrub out the soft tender portion from the inner side 4 to 5 fresh banana peels. Mix this along with 1 teaspoon of multani mitti and few drops of rose water. Use this paste over the affected areas. Leave it overnight to get best results.
Multani mitti and Egg:
Eggs have also been popular in the beauty world. Egg whites for the face are used to improve skin functioning, build broken skin proteins and even heal existing acne and acne scars. You can make a face pack for pimples and acne by mixing 1 egg white with 2 tablespoons of multani mitti. Apply over face and leave it on until completely dry. Wash off with warm water and follow with a mild face wash or cleanser.
Multani mitti and Aloe Vera:
Aloe vera pulp is loaded with all the blessings you wish upon your skin. While it works miracles on some skin, for others it might not work all that great. If aloe vera works well on your skin, you can try this home remedy to cure pimples and acne. Remove fresh aloe vera pulp from an aloe branch and mix it with 2 tablespoons of multani mitti. Apply over face and allow it to dry for 20 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water. Aloe vera pulp helps to regulate or reduce excess sebum production. This will thus help to reduce acne breakouts.
Now that you know so many ways of using multani mitti for pimples, what’s stopping you from trying them? It is a natural and cost-effective way to get that glowing skin that has been eluding you for so long!
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